Center for ActiveWV - 2021 Mini-grant

to increase physical activity access for all West Virginians

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Mini-grant Overview


The Center for ActiveWV, at the WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, through a partnership with West  Virginia Health Promotion and Chronic Disease, is funding projects statewide to increase physical activity.  These one-time mini-grants range from $1000 - $5000. 


Application guidelines

Mini-grants are competitive. Each application will be objectively ranked by a selection committee using a  standard scoring rubric. The total number of projects funded is dependent on the requested amounts and  the strength of the proposals. Projects may receive partial funding.  

Mini-grants cannot be used to fund:  

  • One-time events or programs  

  • Multiple projects with the same organization  

  • Political purposes  

  • Publicity or propaganda


Applications must demonstrate the following: 

  • Policy, systems, and environmental change strategies  

  • A focus on Health Equity  

  • Enrollment with WV Health Connection 

  • Sustainability  

  • Commitment to a healthier workplace, organization, or group through the Good Example  Contract

More about the Center for ActiveWV


The overarching goal of the Center for ActiveWV is to provide an effective statewide physical activity framework that will promote sector input and collaboration, facilitate physical activity research among multidisciplinary teams, and guide state and local policy and practice.


The vision of the Center for ActiveWV is to increase the physical activity levels of both children and adults in our state to meet or exceed the national physical activity recommendations (2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans) and to, therefore, improve the health and quality of life of all West Virginians.

2020 Funded Projects

Mon River Trail Conservancy

Walk with a Future Doc

Healthy Berkeley

To apply or learn more...

Contact for mini-grant questions

Rachel Byrne

Project Coordinator


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Information about mini-grant evaluation

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